Brewed by Ecaussinnes
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ecaussinnes, Belgium


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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Blond beer of 8% alc with the taste of a famous belgian cookie (speculoos).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 27, 2009
Pours a surprisingly pale golden colour and an unremarkable thin line of foam. A pleasant sweet aroma, nothing jumping out. Very pleasant taste cold, but as it warms the spices become more prominent until unbearably so - cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, perhaps? Decent carbonation, thin slightly creamy body. This is best COLD so as to temper the over-spicing and sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (8116) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2009
Bottle from Beer Planet, Brussels. Can’t claim to have been to Belgium w/o trying our famous Speculoos cookies. pours a hazy golden, thick white head. Aroma was overly yeasty, with candi sugar, cookie dough, some light citrus scent, and a typical nose that was reminescent of speculoos cookie. Taste, candi sugar, malty, cookie/bready, some honey like sweetness, finish with a light bittersweet palate. Lots of floating sediments. Could be better if the yeast just wasn’t too overwhelming.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
MagnumPI (56) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2009
CAB ROOKIES URINE ESSENCE ! This beer looked great on pouring - thick and creamy and a sweet smell. The sediment looked a little dodgy, rich and anaemic, and on top sat some brown. The taste started bad and got much worse. The first beer I simply couldn’t finish. Neither beer or cookies !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jerohen (2086) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2009
I-need-to-get-rid-of-those-mediocre-beers tasting session. The bottle just exploded upon opening, beer everywhere and it just kept coming, what the hell. Just enough left in the bottle for a rating. Golden coloured, big lasting head, a the largest quantity of yeast i have even seen in a beer, i guess this baby has been refermenting like crazy in the small bottle. Very spicy nose, some fruit. Interesting flavour, initially a bit sharp and alcoholic, later the spices come in and in finish it becomes more sweet. Actually way above my expectations, but the amount of yeast is just insane.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2009
bottle, pours hazy orange with a white head. Intrestingly hoppy nose. Sweet malt and candi sugar flavors with slight bitterness, but even the finish is sweet. The 8 percent is masked well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer5000 (5319) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2010 Bottled at Horsens Beerfestival. Yellow/orange body with an off-white head. Aroma is spicy like ginger, cinnamon. Flavor is amazing; it’s actually like drinking speculoos cookies. It’s sweet and it’s really something extraordinary. Could probably not have to much of this, but I enjoyed my glass. Re-rated as a matured bottle. This is actually a very nice beer, the complexity is better when the spice flavor has been redused during storage.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
grandgenie (259) - val-des-monts, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2009
Dégusté avec french tickler le 20 août 2007. Golden light amber with a medium head. Aromas of fresh yeast and many spices, cloves, cinnamon, santal wood, musk, ginger and spice cake. Very unique aromas. Flavors are much like its aromas with added candy sugar without the musk. Well balanced and its sweetness is nice as well but lacking in the bitter department. Overall, very impressive.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2009
<b>In short: </b>A weird beer of some kind. Cookies and inappropriate spiciness. Original but rather annoying.
<b>How: </b>Bottle 330ml, drank when 1 year old or so but still on year ahead of best-before date
<b>The look: </b>A small off-white head over a cloudy peach-color body with lot of particles.
<b>In long: </b>Nose of gingerbread. Taste is annoying in a hard to describe way. I get the cookie picture but there’s a mix of those Chinese fortune cookies blending and unsuitable spiciness of ginger, coriander, cloves and what not. Floury. With that fortune cookie character and Chinese spices the beer had a strong Chinese dessert sensation and I personally didn’t care for it. I really don’t know that the fuck this beer is trying to be but it just isn’t good. I wanted a nice cookie and I got broiled broccoli. My mother has a brewery?!?!?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2008
33cl, with speculoos, from De Hopduvel Gent, balanced, cloudy, small head, good brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - JUL 1, 2008
Ma cosa sono tutti sti voti bassi... ma siete PAZZI????? matti matti come dei cavallatti eheheheoeheehu. Siete mattacchioni che pazzettoni pezzettoni di pomodoro nel RAGOUT alla bolognese del nonno che abita a Gignese. Sta birra è una figata allucinante: se uno non fa caso che sembra che il biscotto ce l’abbiano sbriciolato dentro da quanto sedimento di lievito c’è... infatti ho abbassato l’appearance per quello sebbene io certo non mi faccia scoraggiare da un po’ di galleggianti. Spettacolare, dolcissima ma spettacolare; peccato che ora devo stare un mese in casa a studiare Archeologia... mah ogni tanto a votare una birra tornerò.

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